Tight end Alize Jones flips from UCLA to Notre Dame

Tight end Alize Jones has officially decommitted from UCLA and picked Notre Dame, ending a relationship with the Bruins that had cooled for weeks.

The Las Vegas Bishop Gorman product is rated the second-best tight end in the country by both Scout.com and Rivals.com, with the former granting him five stars to the latter’s four. UCLA has spent its recent recruiting efforts focused on No. 1 tight end Chris Clark, who is regarded as a better blocker than Jones.

Clark — a 6-foot-5, 253-pounder from Avon (Conn.) Old Farms School — decommitted from Michigan in early December, but the Wolverines piqued his interest again by hiring head coach Jim Harbaugh.

2015 tight end Alize Jones verbally commits to UCLA

UCLA’s disappointing loss to Arizona State took place in front of several big-time recruits. At least one wasn’t dissuaded by the 38-33 decision.

Bishop Gorman’s Alize Jones verbally committed to the Bruins this afternoon. Rated the No. 1 tight end in the class of 2015, the 6-foot-4, 215-pounder gives UCLA another big target behind Thomas Duarte — who will be a junior when Jones enters the program.